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charter school

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A public school operated independently of the local school board, often with a curriculum and educational philosophy different from the other schools in the system.
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Noun1.charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12charter school - an experimental public school for kindergarten through grade 12; created and organized by teachers and parents and community leaders; operates independently of other schools
public school - a tuition free school in the United States supported by taxes and controlled by a school board
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In heavily populated Harris County, the Houston Chronicle reported in June, only 13 of the county's 61 charter schools saw 85 percent of their students pass the state's proficiency exam, putting them far behind public schools in performance.
IN THE SUMMER OF 1997, AS COOL wisps of fog swept across Berkeley's warm hillsides, Bruce Fuller kindly agreed to come indoors and host a week-long summit conference on charter schools.
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